saprogenic

[ sap-roh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌsæp roʊˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective

producing putrefaction or decay, as certain bacteria.
formed by putrefaction.

Nearby words

  1. saprobe,
  2. saprobic,
  3. saprobiology,
  4. saprobiont,
  5. saprogen,
  6. saprogenous,
  7. saprolite,
  8. saprolitic,
  9. sapropel,
  10. saprophagous

Also sa·prog·e·nous [suh-proj-uh-nuh s] /səˈprɒdʒ ə nəs/.

Origin of saprogenic

First recorded in 1875–80; sapro- + -genic

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British Dictionary definitions for saprogenic

saprogenic

saprogenous (sæˈprɒdʒɪnəs)

/ (ˌsæprəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

producing or resulting from decaysaprogenic bacteria
growing on decaying matter
Derived Formssaprogenicity (ˌsæprədʒəˈnɪsɪtɪ), noun

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Medicine definitions for saprogenic

saprogenic

[ săp′rə-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

Of, producing, or resulting from putrefaction.
Related formssap′ro•ge•nici•ty (-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.


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